Heavy Construction Systems Specialists (HCSS) recently opened their new office building, designed by Studio RED and built by Rosenberger Construction, at 13151 West Airport Boulevard. HCSS wanted the building’s design to foster a fun, energetic and creative atmosphere that not only embodies their corporate culture, but also serves as a catalyst for retaining and recruiting talent.
The new building features much more than your typical compilation of desks and computers – it boasts several unique elements including an adult slide and climbing rope net in the lobby to promote health and wellness.
Tom Webb, Vice President of Software Development for HCSS, notes that “our new building has been everything we were looking for – a place our employees love and a showpiece for visitors. We loved the collaboration with Studio RED and Rosenberger Construction that helped make this vision a reality.”
Studio RED organized the building into pods that accommodate six to eight employees and promote flexible learning and collaboration. A lounge space used for circulation and socialization joins the pods together, and is open to both floors, connecting the entire department.
“This is the type of project Studio RED really enjoys working on,” says Micah Simecek, Principal in Charge. “We loved partnering with HCSS to capture and execute their vision for an engaging, inspiring workspace.”
The building also features several sustainable design solutions, including an adjacent walking track, softer, ambient light based on the location of the Northwest-facing windows, and rainwater harvesting, a process through which water is collected from the roof and parking area and detained in a small on-site pond. The pond then acts as a reservoir and water is pumped from the pond to irrigate the surrounding landscape, reducing the need for potable water.